Opossums – also known as possums – are becoming increasingly common in and around residences in Orlando. While typically harmless, opossums are known to carry a variety of infectious diseases and may bite or scratch if they feel threatened. Don’t be fooled if they ‘play possum’ and stand completely still; opossums can be very dangerous. If you find one on your property, it’s best to call the experts here at Critter Control® of Orlando.
The Opossum Threat
As our city continues to expand, we become closer to wild animals including opossums, which has led to them becoming more comfortable around us. While this may sound like a good thing, it’s the natural fear of humans that has kept opossums out of our homes for decades. As these little guys become braver, they’ve started rifling through garbage cans and even stealing food from pet dishes left outside.
Though opossums typically don’t enter the living spaces of your home, they do feel quite content inside attics and crawlspaces. Most commonly, however, opossums like to burrow underneath things and can create unsightly holes around your property, and can even put the structure of your home at risk.
Critter Control®: Your Total Solution for Opossum Removal
If you’ve spotted opossums in or around your home or business, the opossum removal experts at Critter Control® of Orlando are here to help. Our trained technicians will track down and humanely remove any offending critters, taking measures to ensure that they do not return.
For any questions or to set up your free home estimate, give us a call today at 407.295.7194.